About Us

The Family Development Enterprise, Inc.

(FDE) is a
501(c)(3)organization and a subsidiary of the
Developmental Institute for Rural & Urban Excellence,
Inc. (DIRUE) which operates three programs focused on
helping residents of Louisiana overcome barriers to
achieving healthy living, employment stability, and
education attainment.

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Nicotine and Oral Health

Impact on Oral Health

Tobacco use is associated with many oral pathologies including cleft lip and palate information, dental caries, periodontal diseases, implant failure, nicotinic stomatitis, leukoplakia, and life threatening oral and oropharyngeal cancer.

Tobacco or nicotine addiction is a combination of a physical addiction and habitual behaviors. In addition, scientists have noted there is also a genetic component that may make certain people more vulnerable to addiction. Younger people need to be aware that based on their family history they may need to be even more cautious as to exposing themselves to nicotine containing products.

Oral Cancer

The American Cancer Society estimates that 49,670 people will get oral and oropharyngeal cancer in 2017, with 9,700 dying from these cancers, which is most commonly squamous cell carcinoma.

The risk of developing oral cancer is much greater in tobacco users than in non-users as approximately 75% of all people getting oral cancer use tobacco. The combination of tobacco and alcohol use increases the odds even further.

Infórmese sobre los cigarrillos electrónicos, sus efectos en la salud y los riesgos de usarlos.

A veces, a los cigarrillos electrónicos los llaman “e-cigarrillos” o “e-cigarettes”, “e-cigs”, “vapeadores”, “narguiles electrónicos” o “e-hookahs”, “plumas de vapor” y“ sistemas electrónicos de suministro de nicotina” (ENDS, por sus siglas en inglés). 

Algunos cigarrillos electrónicos parecen cigarrillos, cigarros o pipas regulares. Otros parecen memorias USB, bolígrafos u otros artículos de uso diario.

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